loving blossom time

by Sharon Santoni

apple blossom in normandy

The valley is an explosion of colour at the moment.  The fields patchworked in yellow canola, the orchards lined in pink blossoming apple trees and lilacs and wisteria leaning over walls and gates in every village.

lilac over walls in normandy

This is  a time to get outside and make the most of the longer days, a time to plant in the garden, to sow seeds in the potager.  A time to be happy.

apple blossom in normandy

Few words today as I continue to be busy with the last days of the  buying tour.  Monday it will be calm again and I can catch up on my list of things to do.

dogs running my canola field

My apologies to anyone who is waiting for an email from me, everything will return to normal on Monday, promise.

apple blossom in normandy

I hope you are having a lovely weekend, and that you can find time to get outside too.

apple blossom in normandy


Vicky from Athens April 25, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Unfortunately my weekend is very rainy and dark so thank you for sending me a glimpse of your sunny one! But as the saying goes . . . “April showers bring May flowers”.

franki April 25, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Incredibly beautiful…*sigh*….franki

Jennifer April 25, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Oh!! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing parts of your life in such a special part of the world with us!

Wendy Harris April 25, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Oh so uplifting to lighten up a gloomy rainy day in the Carolinas.

Adding Normandy to my bucket list!

Thanks for sharing all you do with the world.

Karena April 25, 2015 - 3:56 pm

It is blossoming tree time here Sharon, with the pears, red buds, cherry blossoms, and more! Have a great weekend!

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Maureen C April 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm

So jealous- it is 30 degrees F. and snowed yesterday here in VT.

Agnes Irene April 25, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Those lilacs! I think I was able to catch a whiff.

The Enchanted Home April 25, 2015 - 5:52 pm

So spectacular!! Love seeing the glorious signs of spring….

Lorrie April 25, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Beautiful images! Spring is such a glorious feast for the senses.

Karen A April 25, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Having just returned from France last night with a visit to Normandy. I saw the Canola Fields, many pictures taken to keep that beautiful image. Wish I could have connected with you, hopefully next time!

Kandy April 25, 2015 - 8:30 pm

Beautiful!! Love every single post!!

Sheryl from California April 25, 2015 - 8:57 pm

You always take me away to another time and place. I have always wanted to see France, but I have never traveled that far. Fortunately, my daughter was in France last Summer and got to expand her world in reality. Love and enjoy all your journaling and photos.

Our French Oasis April 25, 2015 - 9:10 pm

I couldn’t agree more. Spring is definitely a time to be happy and to be outside. Such beautiful long days. We just all came in from the garden at 8pm, weeding and planting in the potager, kids playing frisbee and climbing trees. Cats, dogs and chickens frolicking everywhere. Such a wonderful time of year here in the Charente Maritime. Have a lovely weekend

Jennifer April 25, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Nothing more glorious that apples in bloom! Thanks for the photo.

Pam Nordahl April 26, 2015 - 12:42 am

I love Normandy! Beutiful!! Thanks so much for bringing a bit of your beautiful country to us!

Rosemary Green April 26, 2015 - 12:46 am

Love your page. Love your blog. So interesting, so beautiful. ♥

Esther George April 26, 2015 - 5:21 am

Hi Sharon, I absolutely love Apple blossoms thank you for sharing beauty. For the past two days our weather has been scary you go outside, you either will be blown away or rained on by bucket loads not rain drops or if these two don’t get you the hail is there too, what an adventure. Our yard looks like it has snowed pink camelia petals. Till next time enjoy your warm weather and lovely gardens. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Marian from UK April 26, 2015 - 11:05 am

Thank you for sharing the lovely spring blossoms. They are out here too in South West England and the lilacs are on their way! This morning church bells ringing in our village church as I write this. Beautiful! Have a happy weekend.

Barbara Felix April 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Thank you so much for your beautiful pictures, we are in Upstate New York and are just beginning to see daffodils —- it was a very cold long winter here and we so look forward to Spring Flowers. I especially loved the picture of the Lilacs, they are my favorite of the Spring flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Lambert April 28, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Our cherry blossoms are just finishing and magnolias are gone, we had an early spring here on vancouver island, however roses are starting to bud, wisteria is just starting to come as well. We had a burst of warm weather in March which caused spring to come early this year!

melissa May 4, 2015 - 1:27 pm

all of a sudden I have stopped getting emails that you have posted a new blog, just checked and see that I have missed so many I will try to figure it out. just wanted you to know> Have a great day.


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